Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 74 km southeast of Hachinohe, Aomori, Japan, on Friday, 15 October 2010 at 21:14 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 48 km depth
Date & time: 15 Oct 2010 21:14:28 UTC
Depth: 48.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.19°N / 142.268°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Osore-yama (98 km / 61 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
67 km (41 mi) NNE of Miyako (pop: 51,700) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) ESE of Hachinohe (pop: 239,000) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (52 mi) E of Ichinohe (pop: 15,800) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) NNE of Yamada (Shimohei-gun) (pop: 20,100) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) SE of Misawa (pop: 42,800) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) NNE of Ōtsuchi (Kamihei-gun) (pop: 16,500) --> See nearby quakes!
110 km (68 mi) ENE of Morioka (pop: 295,200) --> See nearby quakes!
147 km (92 mi) ESE of Aomori (pop: 298,400) --> See nearby quakes!
329 km (204 mi) SSE of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
549 km (341 mi) NNE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.5||48 km||near the east coast of Honshu, Japan||USGS|
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